What is soft-story seismic retrofitting?

On Jan. 17, 1994, a magnitude-6.7 earthquake struck the Los Angeles neighborhood of Reseda. The Northridge Earthquake, as it came to be known, brought national attention to a fundamental structural flaw that plagues thousands of buildings located in some of America’s most earthquake-prone cities. As the temblor rattled the city, the bottom floor of the […]

Construction Starts for Centro Callan Apartments in San Leandro

Construction has started for a five-story mixed-use addition at 100 Callan Street in Old San Leandro, Alameda County. Once complete, the structure will contain nearly two hundred homes, a Sprouts grocery store, Union Bank, and other retail space. The project is a joint venture with the Martin Group, Sansome Pacific Properties, and STARS REI. 100 […]

I’m Not Sure the SF Bay Area is Back. But It Is Having a Renaissance in SaaS.

So there’s so much talk on the status of the SF Bay Area on Twitter and beyond. There are a few things that are clear: The “Old” San Francisco, in particular of 2015-2020 in SaaS, is never coming back.  In fact, it’s becoming a distant memory.  Something for the history books.  Never again will SaaS […]

De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

Founded originally in 1895, the De Young Museum is located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. After the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989, assessment of the existing building concluded that it was vulnerable to future tremors. The building was subsequently braced, but concerns remained about the safety of the building. Travelling exhibitions frequently failed to […]

San Jose Hardwood Floors: Leading Flooring Solutions Provider in the Bay Area

San Jose Hardwood Floors – Store and Vans San Jose Hardwood Floors Main Logo San Jose Hardwood Floors commits to excellence in flooring with top-notch products and services in the Bay Area. The goal is to provide clients with not only superior flooring products but also unmatched service that exceeds their expectations. — Butch Kirk […]

Construction Loan Secured for Marriott by Diridon Station in San Jose

Marriott TowneSuites Hotel at 495 West San Carlos Street, rendering by BDE Architecture By: Andrew Nelson 5:30 am on February 1, 2023 Construction financing for the eight-story hotel at 495 West San Carlos Street by Diridon Station in San Jose has been secured. The project will open a 176-room Marriott TowneSuites Hotel by the Google […]

New Building Permits Filed for 1939 Market Street, San Francisco

New building permits have been filed for the 15-story affordable senior housing at 1939 Market Street in San Francisco. The filing by Paulett Taggart Architects estimates construction to cost around $157 million. While the plans remain preliminary, the application shows progress within the planning department. 1939 Market Street massing, illustrations by Paulett Taggart Architects 1939 […]

Redwood City fire burns up California construction site

An eight-alarm fire has engulfed a construction site Monday in California’s Bay Area. More than 100 firefighters were battling the blaze at the six-story affordable housing structure in Redwood City. Construction staff were working on the building at the time but no injuries were reported, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. Around 50 […]

King Street, Helios Plan Bay Area Life Science Campus

By Jack Rogers November 08, 2022 at 06:38 AM Partners will contribute to Bay Trail improvements in Burlingame. King Street Properties and Helios Real Estate have received approval to build a 475K SF life science campus in Burlingame on the eastern coast of San Francisco’s peninsula. The partners will build office and research buildings […]

Construction Starting This Summer for Lake Merritt BART Development, Oakland

Bay Area Rapid Transit has announced that construction is scheduled to start this summer on the Lake Merritt BART Station redevelopment in Downtown Oakland. Crews will start by replacing a surface parking lot with a seven-story affordable housing project and a landscaped paseo. Oakland Planning Commission is scheduled to review the updated phasing for the […]